Has anyone added the Ocean Base map to QGIS?

I was able to add the OpenLayers plugin and get the "land" basemap (among others), but not the ocean.

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You need to convert the REST service to gdal service description file then you can add this layer to QGIS.

For more details click here

Please check the screenshot screenshot.

  • Thank you very much! I'm still new to QGIS, but this has been very helpful.
    – MikeJ
    Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 22:47
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    Please summarize the main concept here, otherwise this answer might turn useless when the links break.
    – underdark
    Commented Jan 14, 2017 at 20:29
  • It has come to pass :( Commented Jan 14, 2021 at 17:31

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